"Skype connects students worldwide"
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Skype connects students worldwide
-Connecting with another, one continent and four time zones away.
-Well, so computers are like the San Francisco Giants and they won the World Series.
-The teachers at Montclair Elementary School in Northern California and Via Maria Academy in Santiago, Chile, are enrolled in the program "Skype in the Classroom."
-It brings other knowledge to the students that I don't have.
-Eat burgers with 3 countries.
-For teachers, getting started is free and easy.
-Teachers can go online, register for free, add in their contact details, where their school's located, what their interests are.
A laptop and a projector and that's it.
We didn't have to buy any special equipment, it was all just in here.
-And for the students, it's a chance to learn about other cultures.
-You have uniforms?
-This is the uniform.
It's a jumper and we use color ties.
-Skype in the Classroom launched at the end of March and, so far, more than 9000 teachers worldwide have registered their classes to take part in this program.
-It's a great day of interacting with other kids and look at their cultures, Skype video has been able to expand the physical boundaries of the classroom.
-Who wants to go visit California?
-And maybe someday, they will.
In San Francisco, I'm Kara Tsuboi, CNET.com for CBS News.
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